I don’t like to toot my own horn, but jazz artist Walter White sure does! Walter is a TU alumni who has worked with the Big Band Jazz program on and off throughout his career. This January he visited for a second time to play the OMEA, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, convention. I’ve been in the jazz band here at TU for only one semester and getting to play with a renowned jazz artist such as Walter has been an experience I never even fathomed possible. The concert was nothing short of spectacular. A high school band and UCO’s Jazz band, which consists of student’s getting their master’s degree in jazz, played in the concert with us. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a room more electric than that concert hall was. I only played congas in one song and I felt like a superstar to say the least. Of all the musical experiences I’ve had in my life I think this one touched me the most, and I have decided to stay in jazz band here for as long as I possibly can. TU jazz for life!
The University of Tulsa School of Music Announces
The Patti Johnson Wilson Auditions and Awards for Piano Majors
The Patti Johnson Wilson Pianist Award is
an award for an outstanding pianist with excellent academic credentials
and is worth as much as $80,000 over four years.
Scholar Awards are substantial financial awards towards tuition and
will be given to other select pianists.
The scholarships and awards are for students entering at the freshman level and/or who are transferring from two-year colleges who plan to major in Piano Performance.
Audition Dates: January 19, January 26 & February 1-2
***Alternate audition times may be scheduled by contacting the School of Music Office at 918-631-2262 or emailing Dr. Roger Price at email@example.com.
*Smaller amounts may be awarded to advanced pianists who intend to major in other disciplines but desire to continue serious piano studies.
**DVD auditions are accepted on a per case basis
I went with the band for my first out of state college football game. It was a great experience. I’ve never been inside a stadium so big and the Arkansas fans were very dedicated to their team and their spirit was astounding. We did not let them outdo us though. Though we were not the full size band we played louder than their band, which outnumbered us at least 10 to 1. I’m so proud to be a Golden Hurricane! Despite the loss the game was great and I’ll remember it for a long time.
Fun Fact: The BOK Center was named the the top venue in the world by the International Association of Venue Managers! This is the place where super stars perform. I’ve bought my tickets for Eric Church fifteen minutes after they went on sale! I can’t wait until December 7th! Excited is an understatement.
Pretty Lights at The Brady Theatre
Paper Diamond at Cain’s Ballroom
Inside Cain’s Ballroom – This is the best pace in the country to watch a concert! There isn’t a bad seat in the entire room. Every ticket is general admission with standing room only. It gets a little crazy to say the least.
Fun Fact: In 1978, historic Cain’s Ballroom was only one of a few venues to host the Sex Pistols in their only American Tour.
It’s Emily here. I won’t lie: this semester got off to a rough start. There really isn’t anything quite like getting strep twice in a row to zap your energy and excitement. But starting this week, I will (finally!) not be on an antibiotic. Plus, Thursday is my birthday! I LOVE birthdays. Things are really looking up.
On Wednesday, I’m going to see They Might be Giants at Cain’s. I’ve seen TMBG in concert before and they put on an energetic show packed with fan favorites. Yay!
Thursday is my birthday(!!). I wish I could get myself a kitty, but I’m going to have to continue yearning for a feline friend for a little bit longer. As soon as I move in to a pet-friendly place I am going to the shelter! I’m also going to try really hard not to buy myself every pair of shoes I want for my birthday. This is challenging. I have a (not so) secret, shameful addiction.
Saturday there will be brunch, which I think is a classy, under-21 friendly birthday celebration activity. Plus, Tulsa is brimming with awesome, reasonable brunch places. Seriously, when I lived in DC I missed the brunch here. It is that good. After brunch my boyfriend has promised to take me shooting, which is one of those when-in-Rome activities I have actually started to enjoy.
Sunday is the Super Bowl, and while my beloved Steelers choked, at least I get to cheer for the hometown favorite Giants. I’m still a little sore about the Steelers loss, since I expected much better from them and just bought a Mendenhall jersey over winter break. Now I have to wait until next season to wear it again. Alas.
Monday my friend Nathan and I start training for the OKC Memorial half marathon. Running a marathon last semester was fun and all, but I’m looking forward to catching a few more z’s on Saturday morning. Nathan won my eternal devotion by naming his goldfish after enzymes (cpd photolyase and executioner caspase). On Monday I will also be going to the Polyphonic Spree concert at Cain’s(!).
I hope your week ahead is just as exciting! Here’s to getting back on track and making my last semester at TU one to remember!
What up internet peoples. Nice to know you found TU’s Admission blog (with relative ease I hope.) I’ll just introduce myself since I’m a noob in the blog business. My name is Zack and I’m a sophomore here at TU. My major has recently changed to Nursing (hecks yeah!!!) and I’m involved with quite a lot on campus. But I won’t bore you with the specifics.
Let’s see…well classes started a little over a month ago and the first round of exams hit pretty hard for everyone. Let’s face it; we all love our classes and professors until that first test. Then when you realize you should have been studying instead of watching Two and a Half Men or Glee.
I don’t want to take all your time, so I’ll wrap it up for this first entry. From time to time, I’ll update you on what’s happening on campus, and even in my collegiate life. I’ll also try to leave a vid or pics. The Grand Opening of our new Lorton Performance Center took place a couple weeks ago. So enjoy the video as I pay homage to the fine arts. Until next time…
This weekend, TU celebrated the grand opening of the Roxana Rózsa and Robert Eugene Lorton Performance Center. The building is absolutely beautiful!
The 77,000-square-foot Performance Center, designed in the style of grand European opera houses, features a 700-seat concert hall with full performance stage, rehearsal and recitals halls, practice rooms and faculty offices for the School of Music and Department of Film Studies.
On Thursday night, there was a Gala celebrating the opening, and then on Friday and Sunday there were a number of performances by TU students, alums and special guests. These weekend performances were free and open to the public.
I think I need to go back to school to study music. Too bad I’m tone-deaf.
Here is a video about the new PAC.